Intergenerational social mobility: a Europe wide picture

PBN1Marii Paskov, Institute for New Economic Thinking and Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford, Erzsébet Bukodi, Nuffield College, University of Oxford and Brian Nolan, Institute for New Economic Thinking, University of Oxford

Intergenerational social mobility refers to the relationship between the socio-economic position an individual occupies and the socio-economic position in which he or she was brought up. Continue reading “Intergenerational social mobility: a Europe wide picture”

How Closely Do Youth Follow in their Parents’ Footsteps?

KB1Katherine Baird, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Washington Tacoma

All countries care about social mobility. It isn’t easy to measure social mobility, though, and harder still to know how countries compare on this score. Whether any particular policy actually enhances mobility is often anyone’s guess.

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